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Old 07-16-2014, 06:52 AM   #1
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Spokes

Where do you buy them?
Dealer had to order. (going on 2 weeks)
KTM Twins on backorder.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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My motorcycle makes me happy.
It's broken now so I'm sad. It only needs some idly biddy little sticks to make it go.

I called the nice people at the motorcycle shop and the person there said he didn't know where the little sticks came from and did not know when they would be here.

I told him they came from Austria on a big airplane to Atlanta and for him to go and get them/*&^(*&((&^(

No I didn't really. I'm sad just sitting here waiting on some little sticks.

Can I bum/buy some little sticks from someone?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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http://www.radmfg.com/category-s/10482.htm

I'm guessing that just about any MX style spokes will work as long as they are rated for the size of the bike.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #4
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thanks a lot
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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Buchanan spoke in azusa ca. Just call. Serious
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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Woody's wheel works is great too. Great customer service.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:40 AM   #7
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woody's has stock used sets on the shelf, as well as new ones. In fact, I just sent them a core front wheel so you could end up with mine haha.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:44 PM   #8
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Buy more than you need and keep some on the shelf--they're not expensive. My 640 breaks spokes with regularity. We'll see how durable my new (to me) 950s spokes are.

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Old 07-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #9
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Did you try ktmpartshouse in Lexinton KY? They ship pretty quick, prolly 2 days tops to Bama.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:25 PM   #10
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Buchanan spoke in azusa ca. Just call. Serious
http://www.buchananspokes.com/
(626) 969-4655

DO THIS. Call them and tell them what you need. Get your credit card out and those little pokey-sticks will be in your hand in a couple-of days. Don't for get the nipples. They're fast.

Do it.

What are you waiting for?
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:53 PM   #11
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I ordered them from the place in Utah. I guess they had them in stock.

I had four bad spokes. One was broken but three others were almost pulled through the hub. So I drove them back out.

By them being pulled into the hub fuck up the holes, make them too big?

Thanks for all ya'lls input.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:25 PM   #12
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I ordered them from the place in Utah. I guess they had them in stock.

I had four bad spokes. One was broken but three others were almost pulled through the hub. So I drove them back out.

By them being pulled into the hub fuck up the holes, make them too big?

Thanks for all ya'lls input.
They'll stretch and the heads will pop off.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #13
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I got in the new spokes, installed them and trued the wheel.

The new spokes weren't identical to the OEM. They were slightly thinner and the nipples had a hex head instead of a flat head. But they fit and it is pretty true.

Except I noticed that the sprocket side spokes are run down more that the brake side. Does that mean the rim is moved over to the sprocket side some?

Will the different diameter spokes stretch, loosen etc?

Should I just buy a wheel from Woody?
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:33 PM   #14
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You may just want to send the wheel to either Woody's or Buchanan's. It'll probably take a week or less turnaround, but you'll know it's been set-up properly. I wouldn't trust any spoke that wasn't exactly original in dimensions - "They were slightly thinner" sounds ominous.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:31 PM   #15
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the spokes are two different lengths I had a issue with the sprocket side spokes pinging with regularity mainly when the rear tyre was getting low and i had pushed the bike a bit through the twisty bits that rim had been checked by three different work shops and no one could tell me why it was doing it. The rear hub ended up failing were the spokes went through it and i had to replace it . The bike had done 21000 km at the time the new hub laced with all new hardware with the old rim has been good since. The bike has now got 40000 km
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